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For sale on Craigslist: 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado in Aliquippa, PA  -  $12,000  -  No phone # provided.  Reply to Seller through Craigslist email to:  3712eed8fc8e3546a437e000ad9ade0b@sale.craigslist.org

 

On 2/12, Seller reduced price to $10,500

On 3/27, Seller reduced price to $10,000 and relisted

 

Link to 3/27 relist: https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/d/ambridge-1967-olds-toranado/7297691065.html

 

Seller's Description:

1967 Oldsmobile Toronado

  • condition: excellent
  • odometer: 70000
  • paint color: green
  • title status: clean

1967 Oldsmobile Toronado!  GARAGE FIND!  Very clean car, solid, and motor runs great. 425 old rocket big block

 

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I've always had a soft spot for the 1966 & '67 Toronados.

"The car with the science fiction styling!"

 

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Initial 1962 drawing by David North.

 

A bold move from the exciting 1960's custom era by Olds chief designer Stan Wilen. 

They also intentionally added design cues that paid tribute to the Cord 810/812, the last American front-wheel-drive production car: the hidden headlamps, the grille that subtly turns rearward at the ends, the phone-dial wheels.

For me, this design totally stands the test of time!

Greg

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Cool car! I like the color. So many I see are gold.

 

Did they have the transmission/front wheel drive issues I've heard about figured out by '67? Or were those issues just urban legend?

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3 hours ago, JamesR said:

Cool car! I like the color. So many I see are gold.

 

Did they have the transmission/front wheel drive issues I've heard about figured out by '67? Or were those issues just urban legend?

What issues?  Transmissions were robust. Front wheel drive axles lasted about normal. 

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I've owned two of these over the years (and yes, one was gold!😄). I found the drive train to be very reliable. The trans was basically a Turbo 400, so practically bullet proof. Engines put out better than average torque.  I think a little bit of the promlematic stigma came from mechanics who just weren't familiar with the set up. Eventually the axle joints could go bad like any other part if not maintained. I'd really like to have another. I usually keep an eye out for a nice Toro (66-67), Riviera (66-67) or Eldo (67-68). What a time for stylistic personal luxury cars!

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I had a well-used '67 Toronado forty years ago and it still is one of the few cars of which I would like to own another example.

 

The original David North concept rendering, known as The Flame Red Car, still stops people in their tracks.

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I have read that the 1966 Toronados--the first year--

suffered from excessive tire wear.  I don't know when

that problem was solved, but I never heard that 

later years had the same difficulty.

 

That may be a moot point for a little-driven

collector car, but can someone tell more?

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From Oldsmobile: The Postwar Year by Jan P. Norbye and Jim Dunne page 126:

 

     "The pre-pilot-production test car had used an 8.00-15 standard profile tire.  They were found some what lacking in tractive ability, cornering stability and appearance, which led to the development of an whole new tire design, the TFD (Toronado Front Drive) with its own tread design, on an 8.85-15 carcass in collaboration with Firestone.

     The TFD tread pattern gave better traction on wet surfaces, and the carcass had a higher cord angle to make the side walls a little stiffer.  Uniroyal was also contracted to produce the TFD tire , and later, Goodyear radials were made optional.  Front tire wear was a problem with all of them, and Oldsmobile recommended rotating the tires every 6,000 miles to equalize wear."

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1967 Olds Toronado - "Garage find, very clean solid car" - Aliquippa, PA - Not Mine - 1/9 New Photos
  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1967 Olds Toronado - "Garage find, very clean & solid" - Aliquippa, PA - Not Mine - 1/9 Photos - 2/12 Reduced
  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1967 Olds Toronado -"Garage find, very clean & solid"- Aliquippa, PA - Not Mine - 3/27 & 2/12 Reduced

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